On this list, we’re going to show you the 25 greatest football (soccer) players of the 20th century.
25. Gheorghe Hagi
Gheorghe Hagi was born on February 5, 1965. He played his first international match on August 10, 1983 in a friendly against the Norway team.
Gheorghe Hagi played 125 international matches and scored 35 goals. He is considered to be the best player in the history of Romania. Gheorghe Hagi is one of the best players to have played in the center of the attacking range throughout history.
Always relying on his left foot and very similar to the Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona for the similarity of his style.
During his career Hagi won several individual awards Most notably the top scorer of the Romanian league and the European Cup on many occasions.
The Romanian Player of the Year award, the best player in history and the best coach in Romania in 2015.
24. Eric Cantona
Eric Daniel Cantona was born on May 24, 1966, a former French footballer who starred in the 1990s.
He finished his football career with Manchester United. Where he won four league titles in five seasons and won two championships and a two-time FA Cup.
Cantona is one of the people who played a great magic role in the revival of Manchester United. He has a great place in his club. In 2001 he voted to be a horn player at Manchester United. And to this day, Manchester United are calling for Cantona as “King Eric”.
Eric Cantona is also famous for his problems with the referees and for creating problems with the players or the public. And is also famous for his quotations.
23. Gabriel Batistuta
Argentine football legend Gabriel Omar Batistuta is one of the world’s top scorers, a star known as Patty Gole.
With his great passion for Fiorentina, he played with Fiorentina and accompanied Maradona and Messi. He is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the history of football in history. He was known for his unique ability to pay successfully on the goal from any place and any angle with amazing accuracy.
Batistuta decided to retire in 2005 after having played 430 games during the scoring 245 goals despite the large number of injuries.
During his career, Batistuta was crowned with the titles of the Argentine league, the Italian league, the Italian Cup. The Italian Super Cup twice, the Copa America twice and the Confederations Cup once.
He has also won numerous individual awards.
22. Kenny Dalglish
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish, born March 4, 1951 in Dlamarnock, Glasgow, Scotland. Is a former Scottish footballer and football coach who is considered one of the best players in the history of Liverpool.
He was named by the club’s public as King Kenny. The list of the best 125 live players in March 2004. Dalglish began his career with Celtic in 1969 and played with them until 1977.
He participated in 204 matches and scored 112 goals. In 1977 he moved to Liverpool, In 1990. He participated in them in that period in 355 games and scored 118 goals.
21. Paolo Maldini
Born on June 26, 1968 in Milan, Italy, the son of former footballer Cesare Maldini.
Maldini plays in the left back and center of the defense. Throughout his long career, he has played for AC Milan. Where he played more than 600 matches in the Italian league with the club.
And broke the number of Franco Barizi. A former Milan player who played 512 matches in the Italian league with AC Milan. And despite his age now, but he managed to keep his high.
Overall, AC Milan won seven Serie A titles, the Italian Cup title. Five Serie A titles and Italian titles Won five Champions League titles. Four European super titles.
Globally, the Club World Cup has been crowned on two occasions by the old designation. And once by the modern designation.